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NASA sees development of Tropical Cyclone 3S along Western Australia's coast

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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

GPM Video of 03S

video: On January 25 at 6:51 p.m. EST (2351 UTC) the GPM satellite found rainfall rates in some of the bands of thunderstorms around the developing tropical cyclone were falling at a rate of almost 83 mm (3.3 inches) per hour in this flyby animation. view more 

Credit: Credits: NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce

A NASA satellite provided a look at heavy rainfall occurring in a tropical low pressure system as it was consolidating and strengthening into what became Tropical Storm 3S in Southwest Indian Ocean.

On January 26 the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) warned that System 90P, a low pressure area moving westward over northwestern Australia would strengthen into a tropical cyclone and by January 27 it had become Tropical Cyclone 3S.


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